Rutherford Hill Winery

An Ode to AJT Part I
2019 Merlot
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 105
Vintage

2019

Rutherford Hill Winery

An Ode to AJT Part I

Merlot
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Your wine was sourced from vineyards in Oakville, Pope Valley, Stags Leap District and Rutherford
  • Comprised of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aging in French oak barrels for 20 months
  • This creation reflects the style of the first wine that winemaker Marisa Taylor blended with Mr. Terlato

This year, we honor the passion and legacy of Anthony J. Terlato. Our Angel’s Peak wine honors AJT’s dedication. He was a true visionary, dedicated to the industry and leaving a footprint for his family to carry on. This classic Napa Valley Merlot exemplifies AJT in a bottle. As the first winery he and his family purchased, Rutherford Hill was the birth of his dream realized and he remains our guiding light and angel.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Marisa Taylor

Winemaker, Rutherford Hill Winery

Winemaker, Marisa Taylor

Growing up among the vineyards of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, I guess perhaps I was destined to find a career in winemaking. At a young age, I recall visits to the vineyards to watch my godfather, a vineyard manager, work with the vines. And like most people who grow up in wine country, wine was a typical fixture at my family's dinner table. I developed a deep appreciation for the process of taking the tender grapes from vine to the glass, generating the spark of what would become my professional calling

Country born: United States

Education: Marisa graduated from the University of California, Davis, first with a B.S. in Chemistry and then an M.S. in Food Science-Enology.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
What is in the glass should reflect what is in the vineyards. My desire is to to help the grapes express themselves in the best possible way.

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

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